The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.
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Products: All Tribe Products
Company: Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Taunton MA
New Line of Products
Please note that the Orthodox Union currently certifies all varieties of Tribe hummus. Tribe is launching a new ‘Flavor Shot’ product line. Tribe Flavor Shot products are sold separately from the hummus and are meant to be mixed into the hummus. The Flavor Shot products are not currently certified by the Orthodox Union and do not bear the OU symbol.
Products: Pasta Entrée Angel Hair with Parmesan Cheese; Pasta Entrée Shells & White Cheddar; Pasta Entrée Angel Hair & Herbs
Company: Aldi Inc. Batavia, IL
The Orthodox Union does not certify Reggano Pasta Entrée Angel Hair with Parmesan Cheese; Pasta Entrée Shells & White Cheddar; Pasta Entrée Angel Hair & Herbs. An unauthorized OU was printed on some of these products. The products are being withdrawn from the marketplace.
The OU’s Yoshon Department is pleased to confirm that the following OU certified products and establishments are Yoshon and do not contain any spring wheat harvested in 2016.
• Gefilte Fish with the following brand names:
A & B
• Matzos with the following brand names:
• Flour with the following brand names and any stipulations noted here:
Gold Medal from the KC factory (KC is printed next to the date)
Masbia (must state Yoshon on the label)
Purasnow from General Mills
• Supermarket Deli and Fish departments at the following chains and locations:
East Brunswick, NJ
East Windsor, NJ
Gelbstein’s (Lakewood, NJ)
Tel Aviv (Chicago, Il)
All products under the Mendelsohn’s brand name
All products under the Kemach brand name (must state Yoshon on the label)
All wheat in General Mills cereals is winter wheat
All OU certified products produced in Israel
All products under the brand name Pita Express.
Laffas and pitas serves at Pita Express NYC.
All products under the L’Esti Desserts brand name
Twizzlers and Jolly Rancher Candies from The Hershey Company
All products under the Gefen brand name (must state Yoshon on the label)
All products under the Kedem brand name (must state Yoshon on the label)
The following products under the brand name Macabee
Mozzarella Sticks (both 7oz and 2lb packages which state Yoshon on the label)
Breaded Eggplant Cutlet (10oz)
Breaded Eggplant Sticks (8oz)
We will share additional information as it becomes available.
Products: Hot Thin & Crispy 5.0 oz. Potato Chips
Company: Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc., Hanover PA
Dairy Product in Pareve Packaging
The Orthodox Union certifies Golden Flake Hot Thin & Crispy Potato Chips as an OU product. A certified OU D product was mistakenly packed in the packaging of 5 oz. Hot Thin & Crispy Potato Chips, labeled with a plain OU. This product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.
Products: Light Salsa de Soja
Company: Saldiet, Argentina
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Gell Singh products. Gell Singh Salsa de Soja sold in Argentina (and possibly elsewhere) bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Tropic Life Canned Mandarin
Company: Veld World, Ukrain
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Tropic Life canned products. Tropic Life Canned Mandarin bears an unauthorized OU. This product is being sold in Eastern Europe (and possibly elsewhere). Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Splenda with Bonus Creamer
Company: Heartland Food Products Group, Carmel IN
Issue: Dairy Product Inserted with Pareve Product
Splenda sachets manufactured by Heartland Food Products are certified pareve by the Orthodox Union.
Boxes of sachets with the plain OU were packed with a “bonus” creamer inside. The creamer is kosher, but is dairy (chalav stam).
Future packaging is being revised.
Products: Funnel Cake Flavored Potato Chips
Company: Martin's Potato Chips, Inc. Thomasville PA
Missing D – Dairy Symbol
The Orthodox Union certifies Martin’s Funnel Cake Flavored Potato Chips as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some packaging was printed with an “OU Pareve” symbol as opposed to an OU D – Dairy symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Frozen Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts
Company: Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market, Downers Grove IL
The Orthodox Union does not certify Fresh Thyme Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts. Some bags were printed with an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Yellow Rice with Spices
Company: Amrican Spice Trading Company, Miami FL
The Orthodox Union does not certify American Spice Yellow Rice. This product contains a spice blend that is not kosher. Some labels were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.